So like most young cartoonist, John K and Ren and Stimpy were a HUGE influence to both my art, and my career aspirations. While I wasn’t allowed to watch Ren and Stimpy as a tyke, I caught a re-run when I was 15 and my life was forever changed.
It was high time I did a portrait of the man, as a small and pathetic token of my gratitude.
This illustration is a reference to a story John K told on the commentary track for Sven Hoek. The story goes he had a freak out over the backgrounds in this episode, because he asked the background artists not to paint primary colors anymore and then he got yellow backgrounds. He then apparently shouted, “I’m tired of looking at Candy Cane Lane everyday.”